|location||St. Kathrein am Hauenstein , Austria|
The Hauereck is a mountain in the Fischbacher Alps and is It is mainly located in the municipality of St. Kathrein am Hauenstein in the Weiz district , but also partly in the municipality of Krieglach and Langenwang in the Bruck-Mürzzuschlag district .
In the 1920s, the longest material ropeway in Central Europe was built to bring coal from Ratten and St. Kathrein am Hauenstein to Hönigsberg to the Südbahn . This was about 18 km long. At the Hauereck there was a drive station not far from today's mountain station of the Hauereck lift.
Since the first lift was built in 1973, the Hauereck has been one of the popular ski areas in eastern Austria. Today it offers a modern detachable quad chairlift, a drag lift and a practice slope for beginners.
In summer there is gentle hiking tourism in the direction of Alpl, Pretul or Treibachgraben. On the Hauereck, the Hauereckhütte is open in both summer and winter. On the Pretul there is the Rossegerhaus, which can be reached in about 2 hours.